À ton image

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À ton image
À ton image movie.jpg
Directed by Aruna Villiers
Produced by Virginie Silla
Written by Louise Lambrichs (book)
Aruna Villiers
Starring Nastassja Kinski
Christopher Lambert
Audrey DeWilder
Andrzej Seweryn
Francine Bergé
Cinematography Gérard Sterin
Edited by Olivier Gajan
Joëlle Hache
Distributed by EuropaCorp.
Release date
  • 26 May 2004 (2004-05-26) (France)
Running time
94 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget ~ €7,800,000

À ton image is a 2004 French film directed by Aruna Villiers. The story, based on the novel À ton image by Louise L. Lambrichs, is about a couple whose desire for a child leads them onto dangerous ground.[1]


Haunted by painful memories and a terrible feeling of guilt a sterile young woman named Mathilde (played by Nastassja Kinski) uses extreme cloning methods to give birth to Manon (Audrey DeWilder), and is comforted by her obstetrician husband Thomas (Christopher Lambert). Manon starts off as a very normal child but then suffers from intense nightmares, that we later uncover to be her mother's memories. The child's growth is abnormally rapid and she becomes the splitting image of her mother. Manon becomes determined to destroy her mother's life, even showing affection for Mathilde's husband Thomas. Manon eventually learns what happened to her brother who drowned in the well at the back of their property. Gradually, the relation between them evolves in an odd manner as Manon takes over her mother's role in the family.



  1. ^ "My Spitting Image". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 

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